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Monday, October 4, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 2 OCT 2010 (VIS) - Made public today was a Letter from the Holy Father in which he appoints Cardinal Jozef Tomko, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, as his special envoy to celebrations marking the third centenary of the consecration of the cathedral of Minsk, Belarus, due to take place there on 9 October. The Letter is written in Latin and bears the date of 9 June.

  The cardinal will be accompanied on his mission by Msgr. Edmund Dowgilowicz-Nowicki, pastor of the parish of St. Joseph at Maladzechna, and by Fr. Bernard Radzik O.C.D., pastor of the parish of St. Andrew at Narach.

  Likewise made public today was a Letter in which Benedict XVI appoints Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, as his special envoy to celebrations marking the millennium of the abbey of Saint Pierre de Solesmes, France, scheduled for 12 October. The Letter, also written in Latin, is dated 13 September.

  Cardinal Tauran will be accompanied by Fr. Michel du Merle, a monk and expert in inter-religious dialogue, and by Fr. Bertrand Gamelin, librarian of the abbey.
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